a form of verse adapted to the treatment of heroic or exalted themes: in classical poetry, dactylic hexameter; in English and German, iambic pentameter; and in French, the Alexandrine. An example of heroic verse is Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring / Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing!
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How to use heroic verse in a sentence
Restraining Paddy and Bottles, who each wished to reply in heroic verse to this sally, I stepped to the door.The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
It is used in heroic verse only when we take the liberty to add a short syllable to a line.Dissertation on the English Language | Noah Webster, Jr.
This work is therefore a complete corpus of Gaelic heroic verse.
Ovid now produced a work of greater compass, the Metamorphoses, in fifteen Books of heroic verse.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors | George Middleton
The Epistles, which are in heroic verse, have striking passages, and the notes are of a like incisive character.A Discourse on the Life, Character and Writings of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck | William Cullen Bryant
British Dictionary definitions for heroic verse
prosody a type of verse suitable for epic or heroic subjects, such as the classical hexameter, the French Alexandrine, or the English iambic pentameter
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